Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf than the Volkswagen Beetle, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Volkswagen Beetle and the Volkswagen Golf in the front seats.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen Beetle as you will with the Volkswagen Golf, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Volkswagen Beetle will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Golf, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volkswagen Beetle and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.
The Volkswagen Beetle is a little wider than the Volkswagen Golf, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Volkswagen Beetle takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Volkswagen Beetle transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf.
The Volkswagen Beetle has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Beetle is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Golf.
The Volkswagen Beetle has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf, making the Volkswagen Golf the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Volkswagen Beetle has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The Volkswagen Beetle comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf.
Compare the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle and the 2014 Volkswagen Golf.
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MSRP*: $19,995 - $29,995
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|City MPG:||22 - 28||24 - 30|
|Highway MPG:||31 - 41||31 - 42|
|Engine(s):||Inline-4, Inline-5||Inline-4, Inline-5|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Safety Rating: Front
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|Safety Rating: Rear
|Invoice*:||$19,195 - $28,795||$19,195 - $24,192|
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